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Friday, January 30, 2015

To Whom or What is Your First Loyalty?

To whom or what is your first loyalty? That should be an easy question for any serious, genuine Christian. That is, it is easy to answer and to assent to in the mind. But when I ask to whom or what your true loyalty is to, I mean, by the way you live: by what your conversation centers around, by the people  you associate with, by the type of things you read and watch, and so on. What is your heart fixed on daily? What is most important to you? Your actions speak louder than your words.

I will not go into too much detail in this post, though I do want to write extensively on the subject of idolatry one day. This is a very busy season of my life. But I do want to warn both Kinists and anti-Kinists alike of the dangers of putting something of higher value than the value we place upon the Lord Jesus Christ and his kingdom, and his glorification on the earth.

I went into a lot of detail on similar subjects (though not exactly the same) on tribaltheocrat.com (under the name Hans Gygax) about the stumblingblocks Kinists have run into. But I want us to consider this subject again. I myself am revisiting the subject in my mind because I have the tendency to go astray like anyone else.

This post is, in a way, born out of frustration. After reading an article about something the other day, I was reminded about the website reddit.com as a way to get a little bit of exposure for my blog. So I went straight to the "Christian" sub-reddit. I found out soon enough that there were not really any Christians there; well, a few pretending ones. I suppose there could have been a needle somewhere in that haystack, though. I mean, you could not hold a legitimate Biblical belief without being attacked! Anything that went against Cultural Marxism was shouted down with violence. Perhaps the place is taken over by paid Jewish trolls?

So then I moved to the "Real Christian" sub-reddit and posted a less controversial topic, without really any response at all. Then I found a "Reformed" sub-reddit. Right up my alley, right? I post an article that has nothing to do with Kinism and am immediately greeted by the anti-Kinism police force/watchdog group commanders. I am told about how evil Kinism is and the people on the forum tell everyone to not listen to anything I say.

There was no reasoning with any of them there. No graciousness, no charity, no giving your brother the benefit of the doubt. No, not a chance. As a Kinist, I guess I am the equivalent of the worst serial killer in history times a million. These people do not even want to try to understand our position and show any honor or respect. I guess we Kinists have built ourselves quite the reputation, especially in the Reformed community, since most of us [Kinsts] hold to Reformed views of scripture.

On the other side of the coin, I was over at faithandheritage.com reading David Opperman's excellent article refuting Brian Schwertley (It is actually a 5 part series), and I had a not-so-pleasant interaction with who I assumed is a Kinist. I had mentioned how we ought to pray for brother Schwertley, but the other commenter boldly and proudly proclaimed how he would not pray for or bless our brother in Christ. This professing Christian believes that he loves God, yet does not love his brother (1John 4:20). So you can see how both sides have made me their enemy. I rebuked this man for not loving his brother and it was not well received at all. I suspect that most Kinists do not hold me in high regard, though I love them dearly.

Love your enemies

But I would like to share a lesson I learned, as insignificant as it might sound. Despite the hatred showed toward me, God gave me the grace to respond kindly for the most part, and to bless rather than curse. I do not believe I did so perfectly, but in the past I would have responded to them much differently. I thank God through our Lord Jesus Christ for that.

I want us to remember that the most important thing, the essential heart desire that we ought to have, is to see the Lord Jesus Christ glorified on the earth, and to "know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings"(Philippians 3:10). When we are slandered, called names, belittled, and our name cast out as evil, separated from others' company (Luke 6:22), it is easy to just go run over to the anti-Christ White Nationalists for fellowship and support.

I remember specifically doing this years ago, and I know a few (at least) Kinists who have more fellowship with the ungodly, centered around like-mindedness on racial issues, than they do with their brothers in Christ. This ought not so to be. Our family has been blessed, though there are glaring weaknesses, with going to a Reformed Baptist church over the past year plus. We have developed many friendships in Christ, that are growing. Even though these families do not see eye to eye with us on racial issues, there is no comparing the sweetness of bonding with these people compared to the emptiness of the "Alternate Right" crowd. (I would not have thought this not long ago, when I was placing more value on racial issues than on the glory of Jesus.)

And God, in his mercy, has blessed us with a very special friendship to a brother in the church, whom we have found out has Kinist leanings. That is a bonus to us; yet our friendship with this brother and his family is around Christ, and around the things that God loves, and the principles of the word of God. Kinship is a part of that, yes, but we have learned you can also enjoy sweet kinship fellowship with others even if they do not openly acknowledge what we ascribe to as Kinists. Practically all of our close fellowship at church is with families that are of German/Irish heritage as we are. God has instilled in people groups an automatic leaning toward our own people and this is wonderful to see. The German/Irish of the congregation best mesh together in spirit with their own people! Hallelujah!

As a side note, is it not ironic that those who refuse to deny themselves and suffer for the sake of Christ and his word, have no trouble denying their natural, God-given desires to be with their own kin, all so they can score points of political correctness and enjoy the praise of ungodly, Marxist, haters of God?

Anyhow, a little off topic, but I want to mention this. I realize that my blog is the essence of controversial and of that which is bound to be hated. I accept that. My goal from the beginning has been to tell it how I see it, from my viewpoint, with what I believe is scriptural and Christ-honoring. God has blessed me (although sometimes it feels like a curse) with an "I don't care what man thinks" attitude and I typically do not mind going against the grain. I wish to honor Christ alone and I have no loyalty to anyone or any thing; not to any doctrine or belief: nothing above the truth of God's word.

So I will oppose Kinists when they oppose the word of God. And I will oppose the Reformed when they do so. I will oppose the Anabaptist, and the nominal Christian alike. I want to believe the truth and honor Christ.

But understand that I love you true Christians dearly, even if you disagree with my writings, beliefs, and practices. And I will sacrifice myself and lay down my life for you. I will die that you may live. I will lose that you may win. I will suffer that you may be blessed. I have major disagreements on every side, with every kind of Christian there is. And there are not many that believe that the old paths are the right way to go to the extent that I do. Because of this I have enemies at every turn in my life. But if God is for me, who can be against me?

I want to encourage you all, to not let your disagreements cause you to hate your brothers in Christ. I see it happening on both sides of the Kinism vs Alienism debate. And I see it happening in many other groups of Christianity. I am NOT promoting that we embrace those who hate Christ by their actions and words. But when you have wholehearted Christians that love Christ and obey his word, there should be love and fellowship. Let us have conversation in godliness, without strife, envying, and pride. Let us truly honor Christ in how we love one another. 


Some selections from 1John 4 that we should ponder, brethren:


"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.


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